July 19, 2004

Linda Ronstadt

As Laura Ingraham stated in the title to her book, Shut Up and Sing, perhaps it's time for some faded old singers to rethink using the stage as their forum. Perhaps it would have been different if she had been paying for the stage, and not merely an employee of a casino in Las Vegas.

Linda, don't even try to say they infringed on your right to free speech. Any place I've ever earned a paycheck had the right to can me if I had spoken out to the customers they way you did.

So George Turner, wielder of the Imperial Bastard Sword, it is in your honor that I attempt that which you do so well. Just sing along to the tune of Desperado:

Linda Ronstadt, why don't you come to your senses?
You've been praising offenses for so long now
You're not a smart one
Sounds like you're hitting the squeezin's
that just must be the reason you
have lost your mind now.

Don't care about your politics, girl
Cause you're voting for a fable.
You really should believe those swift-boat vets.

It seems to me prosperity
has been laid upon your table
but you always want to take the sucker-bet.

Linda Ronstadt, you ain't getting no younger.
Your childish delusions are growning quite old
And freedom? You're freedom was bought by brave men and women
not the chattering masses, or sheep in the fold.

Don't the stage get cold when you start to whine?
the crowds won't clap, and the lights don't shine
It's hard to turn around and walk away.
You're loosing your old audience
Ain't it sad to see careers just fade away?

Linda Ronstadt, why don't you come to your senses?
Your half-assed defenses are just second rate.
There are no mind-beams, but there's a tin-hat above you
You'd better shut-up, just sing your songs,
before it's too late

Posted by Mamamontezz at July 19, 2004 10:35 PM

That is absolutely precious! I love it! Is that your own work, and if so, have you been in touch with Weird Al?

You could make a fortune!

Posted by: GOC in Winston Salem at July 20, 2004 02:54 AM

I Love it!. I just took Linda to task on my blog. I also took Sir/Dame Elton John to task as well.

Keep up the good fight!
Proud Member of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

Posted by: A Sailor in the Desert at July 20, 2004 04:22 AM

Great post.
If poor Linda is going to use the stage as apolitical platform she should foot the bill, not the entertainment public. If she has something to say politically do it at a political rally, a news interview, press release or her own website. She, like many other "entertainers" has lost my patronage because of they're behaviour on stage and abroad.

Posted by: Jack at July 20, 2004 03:22 PM

You gentlemen are just entirely too kind. You've made this old broad blush. I'm just glad someone liked it.

Posted by: Mamamontezz at July 20, 2004 03:43 PM

Very nice work, Mama!

I guess everyone has jumped on the Lin-Duh bandwagon. I did, too, at my place.

I used to love her music. How can I listen to it now? I am really learning to love to read. I will go without music if I have to.

You have a keen mastery of words, Madam!

Posted by: Bonfire7 at July 20, 2004 10:25 PM

poker me up

Posted by: poker me up at December 30, 2004 02:43 PM

Cum summam patrimoni insculpere saxo!

Posted by: vimax at April 8, 2005 07:22 PM
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